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Jason McDonald
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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Our list: Top Ten Free #Twitter tools for #marketing. New edition of the Social Media Toolbook coming soon! http://bit.ly/1KcY4gb
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Working on a list of the best #business books of 2015. Practical books only. Got a suggestion? http://tinyurl.com/bestbizbooks
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Make a dog bed out of an old table.
I’m always on the lookout for a way to repurpose old furniture that’s why I love this DIY project! The video below shows how to take an old end-table and “upcycle” it into a posh 4-poster dog bed! First you flip the table upside down. Then with some sanding, cutting and spray painting you will […]
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SEO Factory Social Media Factory AdWords Factory
Andy Warhol (who happens to be my favorite artist) called his workshop in New York City, the factory .  The concept being that he didn't "make art." He orchestrated the production of "stuff," which may or may not have been art. Warhol played with the contin...
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“I don't know where the artificial stops and the real starts.” 
― Andy Warhol
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Details Details Details: AdWords & Details
I love AdWords! I hate AdWords! It's all about the details. Meaning Do you know your keywords?  Really know your keywords: which ones are "transactional," which ones are "converters," which ones are "dogs?" Do you write strong ads that ATTRACT customers and...
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Excellent post.  And about the +Harvard University typo, they will blame it on their +Yale University graduate employee:)
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Want to know what's popular on YouTube? Guess what: they have a (very hidden) page that tracks that. http://bit.ly/1Fkp2S2
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Ten Years of #YouTube ads. Vote for your favorite a la Google+ or Facebook. http://bit.ly/1FqyFvl
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Publish or Perish on LinkedIn. Maybe it's publish AND perish. http://bit.ly/1Htc0zd
LinkedIn opened up their publishing platform to all users in the beginning of 2014, and since then more 2.5 million posts have been published, including 27 posts from me.  With more
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$75 to participate in an official Google study. They can be fun and interesting, plus you learn a bit on the Google way. http://bit.ly/1Hfoyrh
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Google and Click Fraud: an article worth reading, but - dear reader - do not take everything Google says at 'face value.' http://bit.ly/1Frj4Ni
Elite underground squad battles the bots that waste $6.3 billion in digital advertising dollars
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the so called  etical way google is figthing cibercriminals  semms  to me like the usa figthing against the taliban ,, the fact is that google is  so delincuent that  we  just have to take this  news with a grain of salt and beware off google as we beware of the usa  legal  and secretive tactics.
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A buy now button coming soon to Google search results? http://on.mash.to/1HoH3Ps
The search giant plans to roll out a buy button in search results some time in the next few weeks.
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Crazy insights from Google suggest. Top searches country-by-country. Tummy Tuck vs. IVF vs. Patent. http://read.bi/1KLwt2F
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Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    SEO & Social Media, present
    I am currently enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks - meaning, lessons (my friend) are not taught, they are learned. I am 'learning' SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords by doing it. Never stop learning. Never give up. Never surrender. (Galaxy Quest).
  • Harvard University
    SEO and Social Media Marketing (with Al Gore), 1981 - 1985
    Tried to hook up with Bill Clinton while at Harvard but he was... uh... too busy for Al and me, so we invented the Internet instead. (Bill was very interested in IRC for some reason).
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Creation of the Internet (with Al Gore), 1986 - 1992
    At UC Berkeley - GO BEARS - I tried to hunt down Bill Clinton again but was stuck with Robert Reich, so he and I invented an algorithm to do fact checking on those who never really understood what C+I-X-M meant.
  • Booker T. Washington High School
    High School (with Al Gore), 1977 - 1981
    GO HORNETS! The best high school in Tulsa, in Oklahoma, in the USA, and in the World.
  • Carver Middle School
    1977
    GO I CAN'T REMEMBER OUR MASCOT! But I did learn a lot about peanuts.
  • Burroughs Elementary School
    GO oh heck we were just in elementary school! But it was Burroughs Little School, the 1970s and voluntary desegregation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, of which I am a very proud participant.
  • The Womb
    Prior to elementary school, I was just a kid. Really are you reading my Google+ profile at this level of detail. You are creeping me out. Now go back to work, really! I mean it!
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January 14
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Not Jason MacDonald, Martial Artist, Not related to McDonald's Restaurant, Really? You have enough time to read my G+ profile?, Get back to work. Move along people, nothing to see here.
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Tag! You're it! Let's explain SEO, Social Media, AdWords and have some fun people!
Introduction
I lead SEO Training Online for the JM Internet Group, and also conduct Social Media training classes.  I also teach live classes in SEO, Social Media Marketing and Google AdWords at AcademyX and Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco and at Stanford University, continuing studies.  I do lots of corporate workshops and trainings on SEO, Social Media, and AdWords and can even (hush hush) act as an SEO expert witness.

My Ph.D. is from U.C. Berkeley, and my B.A. is from Harvard. My MRS is my partner in crime and in life and my KIDS are what gives meaning to my life along with my PARENTS who are not an acronym but rather the two most wonderful Jedi masters I have so far encountered.

I really enjoy teaching Internet Marketing; so if you have questions, please reach out to me by email or call me at 415-655-1071. Happy to help!
Bragging rights
I have survived the dot-com bubble, the post dot-com bubble, and the housing bubble (sort of).
Work
Occupation
SEO Consultant, Social Media Marketing corporate trainer, Food Snob, and Wannabe Author
Skills
Making complicated things like SEO simple. Taking boring stuff and making it funny. Analogies.
Employment
  • JM Internet Group
    SEO Consultant and Tech Journalist, present
    Director, in charge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Marketing, and AdWords training and consulting. I provide both online training and in-person workshops.
  • eg3.com
    Senior Editor, 2012
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Tulsa, Oklahoma - San Jose, CA - Berkeley, CA - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - San Antonio, TX
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415-655-1071
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1230 Market St #709, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Facebook's Latest Update Shows It Wants to Beat Twitter at News | WIRED
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Twitter has become one of the easiest, fastest ways to get and disseminate the news. Facebook wants to change that.

Your Guide to Structured Snippets for SEO - SEW
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Structured snippets are going to change the way people find information on the Web.

+1 Button - Google+ Platform — Google Developers
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You can add and customize the +1 button to meet the needs of your website, such as modifying the button size and load technique. By adding t

Google: The One Trick Pony
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Today's New York Times has an article about the frustration of Wall Street with Google. Frustration? How can that be? Google is a "cash cow,

5 Ways to Beat Your Competitors With Killer PPC Ad Copy
unbounce.com

Want to write winning PPC ad copy? Look beyond the “best practices” that everyone is using with these 5 tips.

Penguin: Google's Punitive Algorithm - And A Call To Google To Fix It
searchengineland.com

For many years, a staple of my discussions with people who had been penalized by Google was the following advice: “Don’t worry — at Google,

Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest
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Get thousands keywords ideas in a minute with this amazing keyword suggestion tool: Übersuggest is Google Suggest on steroids!

What is Link Building? - SEW
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The bare bones definition of link building is: the process of going out of your way to find great links. But link building is far more than

Google+ At 3 Years Old: Not A Ghost Town, But A Social Referral Graveyard
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Let’s put it aside from the get-go: Google+ is not a ghost town. Without a doubt there are millions of people who use and value the social n

6 Common Myths About Sharing on Facebook
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What and when are your fans sharing on Facebook? These are important questions for any page manager to ask. This infographic debunks a few m

The Science of Virality [Infographic]
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What makes things go viral? Answer that question and you could have millions of views, hits, clicks, and links. All the glitz and glamour wi

Google Drops Profile Photos, Google+ Circle Count From Authorship In Sea...
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Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dr

The war on Amazon is Big Publishing's 1% moment. What about other writer...
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More people are buying more books than ever, and more people are making a living by writing them. Why do millionaire authors want to destroy

Learnings From SMX London: The Impact Of Social On Search
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SEOs and Social Marketers speculate on the impact that Social Media marketing has on how well their websites perform in search results. Ther

Why Content Really Isn’t King and What Actually Is…
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Ever come across a great blog post or slideshare and be surprised that it only has a handful of retweets or shares? Maybe you’ve created gre

5 Googley SEO Terms – Do They Mean What You Think They Mean?
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Robots.txt. Google DNS. Penguin, Panda, and penalties. Duplicate content filter. PageRank. You've heard all these terms, but these words hav

Our daughter has participated in camps, productions, and voice lessons via Star Struck. It's an awesome wonderful place for ANY child interested in theater and drama at ANY level. The staff if very welcoming, and the community energetic and supportive. PLUS if you are looking for fun, top-quality community theater in Fremont, check out their productions. They are over the top, amazing - Broadway quality.
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The bomb! Just Tacos. Great great great. The corn tortillas are to die for. They have happy hour, and you can sit on the street and make eyes at the pretty senoritas of Palo Alto. They have a full bar. They even have a taco made out of Cactus (can't remember what that was called). Friendly service. Fast, fun. Great place for a small group.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Tulsa's downtown Brady district has become the "in" place for the artsy, hipster crowd. Philbrook downtown, located next to the Woody Guthrie museum is another "must see" place in Tulsa. Part of the larger Philbrook art museum, PD has small - "bite size" - exhibits. We saw a mini modern art and native American exhibition, that was very well down, thought provoking and not so overwhelming that you have museum sickness at the end of it. Definitely worth a visit, and great for kids and young adults.
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reviewed 4 months ago
It's really all about the staff. They are very, very helpful. If you are looking for a wide variety of food and food-related products for pets, in Fremont, this is a great place.
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North House, oh North house. It's like finding a long lost friend, who's gotten remarried and changed her name (plus got some new dresses, and new furnishings!). I am a Harvard '85 graduate, sent to exile in "North House." But looking back with the span of (too many) years... I realized it was a great experience - a diversity of friends and people, plus the Harvard experience of more braniacs than one could shake a crimson flag at. So to you, oh North House, I dedicate this Google+ review. When I was at Harvard, we typed our papers on typewriters, and used land line telephones. Today, I sit in California with high-speed Internet, writing a review of you in cyberspace and encouraging everyone to never stop learning.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Excellent service and atmosphere with the food lagging a bit behind. I love Tulsa, having grown up in this fine city, and if you visit be sure to include Utica Square Shopping Center on your list. It's elegant and beautiful in a way that few shopping centers are anywhere. While you're there, I recommend the Wild Fork, especially for lunch. We recently celebrated my parents' anniversary there. I had catfish (seeing as I was in Oklahoma), and everyone else had this and that. The food was really good, but not great. Not up to the standards of the San Francisco Bay Area's best. But the service was truly Okie in the best sense: friendly AND elegant. They had a live guitarist, too, so that atmosphere was A+. The food was A-.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
We had some "deadly" oleander which we needed to have removed because we have a new puppy. You may, or may not know, that oleander is poisonous! Anyway, I called Jose and then Alex came out. Give us a very reasonable estimate, and showed up the next day. Took the plants out, and cleaned up after himself. Very friendly, great job, reasonable price. You can't ask for more.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago